NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — History was made Wednesday at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort when the first sports wager was placed at the William Hill Sports Book, following a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The first bet was placed by former Mountaineer employee Nunzio Veltri.
“I worked here for 11 years as a casino host, and I was honored honored to do the first bet,” Veltri said.
“It's going to be a huge weekend,” said Bill Winkelried, vice president/general manager of Mountaineer. “You've get the three NFL games (Thursday), college games all weekend, ending with the big Sunday NFL schedule coming up, so it’ll be a great weekend."
Nunzio bet the local teams, putting money down on the Browns, Steelers, Ohio State, and West Virginia